Strangely I just don't have much to say before this week's picks, save that I am thankful the Jeff Fisher coaching death watch is over. He was correct when he told his team that they have too much talent to be a 7-9 club. So if the Ram's problems aren't from the players ...
Also, for the first time in history, a team has to close out the last 3 games of the season against opponents who are a combined 31 - 8. I don't think the Broncos are making the playoffs.
Los Angeles (4-9) at Seattle (8-4-1) - Seahawks (3-24, 'Hawks)
No miracle upsets this year without a head coach.
Miami (8-5) at New York Jets (4-9) - Dolphins (34-13, Dolphins)
Picking the Dolphins is like trying to hit a pendulum weight with a spitwad.
Tennessee (7-6) at Kansas City (10-3) - Chiefs (19-17, Titans)
KCs offense is not as anemic as Denver's.
Pittsburgh (8-5) at Cincinnati (5-7-1) - Steelers (24-20, Steelers)
Actually a risky pick. But, Big Ben always plays the Bengals tough and LeVeon Bell is tearing up the field.
Detroit (9-4) at New York Giants (9-4) - Giants (6-17, G-Men)
This is the game of the week. And I'm thinking New York is all like 2011 again.
Indianapolis (6-7) at Minnesota (7-6) - Vikings (34-6, Colts)
Andrew Luck cannot win alone.
Jacksonville (2-11) at Houston (7-6) - Texans (20-21, Texans)
Snooze of the week.
Green Bay (7-6) at Chicago (3-10) - Packers (30-27, Packers)
In fits and starts, the Green and Gold are starting to get in a groove.
Cleveland (0-13) at Buffalo (6-7) - Bills (13-33, Bills)
I am resigned to Cleveland joining Detroit in the 0-16 club.
Philadelphia (5-8) at Baltimore (0-0) - Ravens (26-27, Ravens)
Home field and better defense.
San Francisco (1-12) at Atlanta (8-5) - Falcons (13-41, Falcons)
Now that Fisher is gone, won't you all join me in the Chip Kelly coaching death watch?
New Orleans (5-8) at Arizona (5-7-1) - Saints (48-41, Saints)
I have no idea what is going on with the Cardinals. Neither does anyone else.
Oakland (10-3) at San Diego (5-8) - Raiders (19-16, Raiders)
One caveat: The Raiders remain in serious trouble if Derek Carr cannot line up under center.
New England (0-0) at Denver (8-5) - Hatriots (16-3, Hatriots)
Tampa Bay (8-5) at Dallas (11-3) - Cowboys (20-26, Cowboys)
Who in their right mind is calling for Tony Romo? Trump voters?
Carolina (5-8) at Washington (7-5-1) - Taterskins (26-15, Panthers)
I'll have some faith in the Panthers when they show a tough win on the road.
Last Week's Score: 9 - 7, 56% Overall: 129 - 79, 62%